Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: Hello, I'm Kenz Soliman and I'm a passive income success mentor. I help online entrepreneurs who think they're too average to make passive income online. Also I help build their empires redefine average and build the business of their dreams with ease and fun doing what they truly love.
I started teaching online on Udemy at the end of August 2015. Back then I had no following, no e-mail list, no one has heard of me even when I used to work as an affiliate marketer before from 2012 till 2015.
I created my first course which was far from perfect and never thought the response from students will be that good! Within a week I had 1,000 students taking my course! Then, I decided I will create more courses and grow my student base on Udemy and set a goal to have 10,000 students by the end of 2016.
Fast forward two years, I now teach 38 courses on Udemy (and create two to four new courses every month). I have my own private online school outside of Udemy, and I also built a one on one high-end coaching practice. Today, I've reached a total of 21,000 students from over 163 countries worldwide.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? As Udemy is a huge marketplace with millions of students already, they have a marketing system. The marketing system promotes my courses to their students and they get a percentage of my profit. This actually helped me a lot and gave me head start! Then I built my e-mail list and started my blog to drive more traffic to my courses.
All the methods I used were organic traffic and I haven't used any paid ads to promote my courses. Udemy actually creates paid ads for my courses and charge me a percentage of the profits. This is a part of their promotional system that instructors can join if they want to.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: Building your first course is easier than it sounds, you don't need fancy equipment or a ton of content to do it. The minimum to create a Udemy course is 30 minutes of video content and I always tell my students to start with the minimum then scale later.
What is next for your brand/business in 2017? My Passive income university is launching on November 6th 2017. My goal is to have 10,000 online entrepreneurs inside the university, and help them scale their online businesses without losing their sanity in the process. The university is a membership site where I offer my students everything they need under one digital roof. I offer courses, tools to use to leverage their time, one on one mentoring, products to sell and keep 100% of the profits, feature opportunities and more!
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